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Second Founding New York City, Reconstruction, and the Making of American Democracy

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ISBN-10: 0809085135

ISBN-13: 9780809085132

Edition: N/A

Authors: David Quigley

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At the close of the Civil War, Americans found themselves drawn into a new conflict, one in which the basic shape of the nation's government had to be rethought and new rules for the democratic game had to be established. In this superb new study, David Quigley argues that New York City's politics and politicians lay at the heart of Reconstruction's intense, conflicted drama. In ways that we understand all too well today, New York history became national history. The establishment of a postwar interracial democracy required the tearing down and rebuilding of many basic tenets of American government, yet, as Quigley shows in dramatic detail, the white supremacist traditions of the nation's…    
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Book details

List price: $21.00
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 4/13/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English